Tuesday, May 3, 2011

and that, folks, is the sound of freedom.


Sweet Shot Day

these photos could not have been posted at a better time. my heart continues to burst with pride and relish in the freedom we are so blessed with. when i was a little girl, my family and i watched the Blue Angels perform at most of the bases were were stationed at (we were a military family - navy braaaaats, woohoo!). and even when Ryan and i got to see them in Chicago last summer, these guys totally made my heart swell.

so of course, i was stoooooked to see these guys take off over the weekend. i get goosebumps and all giddy watching them soar over us and do all their crazy tricks. i love the roar of the engines and the white smoke that elegantly trails them in the blue sky. the day itself was absolutely gorgeous and i just had a blast hanging out with the family. loved every bit of it. 

and something raaaaandom.

scroll back up to that reflection picture. don't you just love that random man that decided to join me and ashley?! i can't stop cracking up over it. we were taking a bunch of reflection pics and he just decided to stand there and join us. then scroll down to the photo right beneath that reflection photo - he also wanted to let us know that every brand new plane got inserted with a brand new penny from the year of its make. kinda like good luck. very random man. very random piece of trivia. gotta love it.

much love.
[happy tuesday, friend.]

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35 comments:

  1. WOOOOHOOOOOO! Love the Blue Angels, love America, love YOU.

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  2. LOVE that last pic. the blue angels are the bomb diggity - still giddy over the OBL news!

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  3. I've lived next to miramar air force base for the last five years and still have yet to go to an air show. I hope i'm in town when they fly again in October!

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  4. LOVE IT!
    Good old Air show.
    I know all about that!
    :-)
    xxx

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  5. i would love a sno cone right now. europe doesn'T have them, though. wanna mail me one?

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  6. That looks pretty awesome. Great photos illy. And you girls are so adorable :)

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  7. i love airshows!! the swiss air force base is near me and they are always flying over and practicing things, i love it!

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  8. Gorgeous pictures! Looks like a lot of fun. And I love those types of reflection pictures. ;]

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  9. Oh I love the Blue Angles! They come to N. Michigan a lot during the summer! What fun!

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  10. air shows will always be my FAVORITE!!! :) I loved seeing the blue angels before... even though the "Thunder Birds" have my <3

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  11. Oh AWESOME :) Looks pretty awesome!

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  12. SO COOL!!!! I would love to see them!!! Goooo Navy!!! Woop woop!

    And I def had to scroll back up and check that guy out. SO FUNNY! <3

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  13. Love the Blue Angels! So cool! This post is so very appropriate being the weekend that have ensued! So awesome!!!

    and yes, I noticed the man in the reflection - i got a little giggle out of it myself! so funny!

    have a good day love!

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  14. What an interesting fact!! I love learning new things! I love all these photos!! I feel like I was there with you all! :) Have a wonderful day love! xo

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  15. Gosh that would be so fun! And that reflection pic with the man is too funny.

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  16. Sounds like a blast! way too funny about the guy getting in those photos! Have a great day friend!


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  17. Wow, that's so exciting! Hahah random man joining in the picture :)

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  18. you have a new follower by the way :)

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  19. haha! It looks like you guys had a TON of fun. :D

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  20. Lol yay random man, don't you love that!? Ha ha. Cute pics of you and the fam. We loe to watch the blue angels at Seafair up here :-)

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  21. SO FUN! Your family is to stinkin cute for words--VIVA LA AMERICA!

    ((you're cute btw))

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  22. I adore the Navy! So many of my family members are part of it and I just have so much respect for them. And that random man is hilarious!

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  23. Awww Last time I saw the Blue Angels I was with you, Ryan and Josh!!! Sweet memories!

    Looks like you had a ton of fun with your fam!

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  24. haha! that is random, and awesome. ;)

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  25. Lovely Pictures! Makes me feel like watching Top Gun...

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  26. gotta love the randomness. it's what makes the world go 'round. ;)

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  27. I LOVE this post girl! All the pics were awesome and it looked like you had a great time!

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  28. The reflection picture was my favorite and the story of the random guy had me laughing out loud!! so sweet!! haha!!!

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  29. It is a very proud week to be an american.
    I would love to see the Blue Angels someday! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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  30. Love the Blue Angels! I got to see them in Hawaii growing up too. And gotta love random trivia and people jumping in your pictures. =)

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  31. What an awesome fact, I love it! :) Haha at the random guy joining in on your pictures. :)

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